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Robotic heads available with slug detection

September 13, 2016

Laser Mechanisms' FiberCUT® robotic cutting heads now are available with integrated slug detection. The head tests for slug retention; if it finds a slug, the cutting head immediately recuts the feature while still fixtured in the robotic cutting cell. No additional sensing station is required....

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Press processes ultrathin materials

September 13, 2016

Nidec Minster Corp. has introduced the EV press series, designed for processing ultrathin materials used in electric and hybrid vehicles. Producing laminations for the electric vehicle market typically requires long beds for extra die space, push/pull feeds to accommodate the thin material, and low...

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Fiber laser features air-cooled cutting head

September 12, 2016

Salvagnini has introduced the L3-30 fiber laser, now available with a 6-kW resonator to complement its 2-, 3-, and 4-kW product lines. It also comes with a new, air-cooled cutting head with adjustable optics for cutting both thin and thick materials. Air cooling is made possible by the addition of...

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Bending software updated for better interconnection of workstations

September 12, 2016

Aicon 3D Systems has introduced version 3.1 of the software platform BendingStudio. The new version has made interconnected work at different workstations more efficient. The Data Service module is more transparent; connections to other workstations are visibly displayed. The user sees network...

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Cleaning kit restores metalworking surfaces

September 12, 2016

Madison Chemical has introduced the ReStore Kit, a combination of several of its cleaning and surface preparation products that are suitable for metalworking cleaning, surface preparation, and passivation applications. The multiproduct kit comes in one box that contains 1 gal. of AquaBlue™...

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Oil mist collector’s packed-bed filters capture tiny oil droplets

September 12, 2016

RoboVent has introduced RoboVent Clarion™, an oil mist collector that clears oil- and particulate-laden air in demanding manufacturing environments. It uses packed-bed filters that capture tiny oil droplets and let them coalesce into larger droplets. When enough liquid accumulates, it drains off...

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Fiber laser cutting machines handle tube, flat sheet

September 12, 2016

Horn Machine Tools Inc. now offers flat sheet and tube fiber laser cutting machines. Four models are available that can be customized as required. The fully automatic tube laser model FLTA loads the tube into the cutting area and processes the cut parts without assistance from the operator. A...

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Cutting, grinding wheel line expanded

September 9, 2016

Weiler offers products for cleaning, grinding, cutting, deburring, and finishing that help fabricators work better, faster, and safer, the company reports. Its expanded abrasives line includes a tiered offering of cutting and grinding wheels that deliver consistent performance. The Premium Tiger...

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Roll grooving tool digitizes pipe grooving

September 8, 2016

Victaulic has introduced the RG5200i roll grooving tool. The fully automatic tool transmits instant feedback on the quality of the pipe and the pipe groove. The tool, which roll grooves Sch. 40 carbon steel pipe from 4 to 60 in. dia., is designed to meet ANSI specifications and the American Water...

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Portable vacuum conveys granulated abrasive

September 8, 2016

Marco has introduced the Vacmaster® 23T portable abrasive vacuum. The trailer-mounted unit conveys granulated materials from a work area to a container for recycling or disposal. It is equipped with a Tier 3 or Tier 4 Final diesel engine and blower combination to move up to 23 tons of dry...

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Welding jacket combines flame resistance with breathability

September 7, 2016

Magid® has expanded its clothing line to include a flame-resistant welding jacket. It features Aramax® fabric sleeves for ANSI Cut Level 4 protection and a breathable mesh back panel to help prevent heat exhaustion. The flame-resistant mesh material provides protection while allowing body heat to...

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Scissor shears combine compact size, speed

September 7, 2016

Kett Tool Co. has introduced the P-2080, a lightweight scissor shear featuring a straight-handled body design for maneuverability when making cuts in thick, soft materials. The variable-speed motor allows the user to control speeds from 0 to 2,500 RPM. Requiring a 90-PSI air source, the shears are...

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Borescopes speed up tube and pipe inspection

September 7, 2016

Gradient Lens Corp. has introduced the Hawkeye® V2 articulating video borescope. The portable unit displays high-quality inspection images on portable or desktop video monitors and laptop or desktop computers. Those images can be saved, documented, and emailed. The borescope performs fast visual...

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Power straightener has retrofit capability

September 6, 2016

Coe Press Equipment offers the 350 series power straighteners with new design features that enable processing of a wider range of materials including advanced high-strength steels (AHSS). The straighteners offer improvement of more than 30 percent in strength and rigidity because of increased roll...

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Black oxide finishing line designed for entry-level users

September 6, 2016

Birchwood Technologies has introduced the entry-level BC40E TruTemp finishing system. The seven-tank process line, with full black oxide capabilities, comes with tank system, heaters, plumbing connections, tank lids, and chemical products. The system is pre-engineered to set up quickly and operate...

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